The Shockers have gone 34-0 this season and are a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. They made the Final Four last year, went 5-0 against fellow tournament teams this year and are the No. 2 team in the country, according to the final AP Top 25 poll of the season.
Despite all of that, however, the Shockers still feel like underdogs headed into the Big Dance.
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The evidence against Wichita State’s credentials goes like this: It played two-thirds of its games against fellow Missouri Valley Conference teams; the conference is the 11th strongest in Division I, according to Sports-Reference.com. The Shockers’ schedule was the 129th toughest in the nation, and the weakest among the top 32 teams in Ken Pomeroy’s rankings.
Well, hell. And I’m not enough of a fan to be upset about all this doom saying.
From the reaches,